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Reply #30 posted 07/24/20 9:00am

RudeNephew

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My cousin jamming Little Red Corvette on her boom box at Thanksgiving. I was like WTF is that music? Those drums and synths hooked me forever.

[Edited 7/24/20 9:03am]

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Reply #31 posted 07/24/20 6:54pm

LoveGalore

Probably Trust due to the parade scene in Batman.
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Reply #32 posted 07/25/20 6:40am

gsmith5678

In '83 or so the UK Radio 1 Top 40 chart show presented by DJ Tommy Vance would use the 1999 leadline as background music to the countdown four times each show (40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-2). I used to listen to the show most weeks but had no idea that I was listening to a Prince song, as I didn't 'discover' him until May '84.

I still occasionally flashback to hearing Vance's voice when I hear the studio version of 1999.

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Reply #33 posted 07/25/20 10:09am

muleFunk

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Soft and Wet

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Reply #34 posted 07/26/20 6:58pm

slyjackson

No idea but the firs I really loved was Call My Name after watching the beautiful video thanks to some user ina MJ forum back in 2008.

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Reply #35 posted 07/26/20 7:25pm

Mpayne19

Heard his music before.. "Controversy, "Do Me, Baby , "I Wanna Be Your Lover" ... but the Red Corvette MTV Video ... was when i was hooked

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Reply #36 posted 07/26/20 7:42pm

Seahawkeye

I reckon it was Controversy, on Countdown (classic Australian TV show that introduced my generation to everything good in the world)

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Reply #37 posted 07/26/20 9:14pm

hhhhdmt

When Doves Cry

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Reply #38 posted 07/27/20 2:44am

The777Man

The first Prince song I ever heard was Controversy on the radio when it came out in November 1981.

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Reply #39 posted 07/27/20 3:33am

Ramzoo

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Mine was "When Doves Cry" on june 84'. The music video was constantly broadcasted on TV (Canal + for French orgers). Since then I never left Prince, saw him 27 times (my best memories: Parade tour & La Cigale gig/front row in Paris), gathered a cherished collection (framed pic from Jeff Katz), trips 2 Minneapolis.
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Reply #40 posted 07/27/20 4:50am

fishwillbite

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I Wish U Heaven. Some older kids were watching the video. Blew my 10 year old mind.
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Reply #41 posted 07/27/20 5:16am

Hamad

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"Rave", I bought the album from the used CDs section the following year of its release. And here I am 20 years later smile

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Reply #42 posted 07/27/20 5:42am

Poplife88

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I Wanna Be Your Lover from a Ktel record.

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Reply #43 posted 07/27/20 5:42am

Prog5000

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I reckon the first song(s) I heard we’re from batman 89 although I had no idea who was singing as I was around 9 years old. I think the first known prince track I heard was 1999 or kiss.
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Reply #44 posted 07/27/20 9:28am

nextedition

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I remember seeing Kiss on the tv and thinking "thats a real strange looking guy" lol

I got a tape from a classmate of Purple rain, but don't know if that was before or after that.

I only know hearing IIWYG on the radio that got me hooked.

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Reply #45 posted 07/27/20 10:32am

purplethunder3
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Wanna Be Your Lover on the radio

[Edited 7/27/20 10:33am]

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Reply #46 posted 07/27/20 4:15pm

TwiliteKid

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4 The Tears In Your Eyes, on the We Are The World album when I was 6. I might have heard something on the radio prior to that and not known, but I have vivid memories of listening to that tape on my Mom's Walkman and being taken by this song. I also really dug the Huey Lewis track at the time!



The next would have been I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man, followed a couple years later by the Batman soundtrack, at which point I became a fan for life.

[Edited 7/27/20 16:16pm]

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Reply #47 posted 07/27/20 5:49pm

EddieC

I think it was 1999. Or Little Red Corvette. I really don't know, and I'm confused because neither got radio play in my town (except on the weekly top 40 countdown show, which ran on a station that was normally not top 40, for some reason, so I knew them from the videos, but I can't figure out what I was watching videos on when they came out, since the two shows I thought were most likely (WTBS Night Tracks and NBC's Friday Night Videos don't seem to have started until June and July of 1983. But anyway, one or the other of them, and I recorded the videos so I could listen to them repeatedly.

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Reply #48 posted 07/27/20 6:02pm

lrn36

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I remember hearing Soft and Wet on the radio when it came out. At first, I thought it was Sylvester who was well known and also sang in a falsetto. I also remember hearing IWBYL and WYWTMSB all the time, but it wasn't until Dirty Mind that he really clicked to me as an artist.

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Reply #49 posted 07/28/20 7:06pm

Seahorsie

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I Wanna Be Your Lover. He was on Midnight Express in 1979 I think. They introduced him as some young musical genius, then he came on in his zebra outfit and we were like "who the heck is this??" Such good memories.................

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Reply #50 posted 07/28/20 8:02pm

sexton

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I saw the video for "1999" one night on New York Hot Tracks. I felt dirty afterward.

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Reply #51 posted 07/28/20 9:46pm

gold31

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I think it was "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" on the radio.

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Reply #52 posted 07/29/20 5:34am

funkaholic1972

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First track I heard was 1999, I liked it but had no clue who was singing it. Next one I heard was When Doves Cry, I was sold immediately and became a huge fan since.

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Reply #53 posted 07/29/20 6:44am

lagantest

I don't really remember the first time but i do remember in 2005 i think seeing an advert for the hits/bsides and being able to sing every song. And ao i immediately bought the triple CD and my obsession began. I listened to the hits/b sides for months on end until i started buying everything else.
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